“Daytona 500” is the greatest hip-hop song ever–not merely my favorite, but “the greatest.”
This is true because I have declared it as such. One of the benefits of of my status as a black intellectual is the right to cocoon myself in an elite bastion, and make broad declarations about urban culture, at a safe distance from those best equipped to refute said declarations….
At any rate, I defy you to find a hip-hop song greater than “Daytona 500.” What constituites greater? Whatever suits my whim. I’m a black intellectual. I have pronounced it from the offices of The Atlantic, therefore it must be true.
Ta-Nehisi Coates. I do the same thing when I’m talking to Yankees about the South. I speak with absolute, unchallengeable authority.